Lloyd Swineford strain of the Henry bloodline.
Written by Svetlana Korina
Swineford's General (Henry's Richmond x Swineford's Old Peg)
Swineford's Battle (Delihant's Paddy x Swineford's Old Peg)
Fritz (Delihant's Paddy x Swineford's Miss Mac)
Paddy's Bunk (Delihant's Paddy x Swineford's Miss Mac)
Swineford's Judge II (Swineford's General x Tiger Bell)
Swineford's Handsome Jack (Swineford's Saxon x Swineford's Duchess)
Swineford's Jack The Grabber (Richmond's Jeff x Swineford's Butcher Girl) was owned by E. E. Swineford
Swineford's Miss Mac (Richmond's Jeff x Tiger Bell)
I believe that Henry bloodline is the most important in our dogs roots, but of course Colby is important too. Anyway, let's begin with Henry and especially from Swineford's strain of the Henry bloodline.
Most of L. A. Swineford dogs in our pedigrees can be found behind famous Tudor's Black Jack, behind his dam. In fact, Black Jack was a cross of tightly linebred Swineford Henry bitch with Black Tige, who was a low percentage Green's Black Roger with Colby and Corcoran bloods. As we see Swineford bred his strain tight. And he based it on Henry's Imported Richmond. To show how tightbred it looks - I placed Black Jack dam pedigree here...Blackwell's Mollie W ped.
This is an excellent example of how these Swineford's linebreedings are important. Mollie-W was inbred King Paddy bitch, but it's also tightly linebred on Duchess and...It's tightest Richmond pedigree.
Lloyd Swineford was born on July 25, 1879 in Ashland, Ohio. He began his breeding program when he was about 20 years old. Swineford used Henry, Colby, Burke bloods. But he had real success when he begin to use Delihant's Paddy on his bitches.
Paddy was whelped on May 30, 1900 in Banshee Kennels, owned by W. T. Delihant. He was out of famous Delihant's Crazy Kate. Delihant told that she was one of the very best he ever owned. Lloyd's brother, E E Swineford bought Paddy in 1906.
3 Swineford's Kings - Swineford's King Brandy 5xW (out of Swineford's Old Peg), Swineford's King Larry 5xW (out of Henry's Hornet) and Swineford's King Paddy (out of Swineford's Duchess) made Lloyd's kennel famous. Lloyd was interested in making absolutely universal dog.
"Don't let anybody tell you that fighting is all they are intended for. Remember it takes a real dog to guard your home, your wife and kids. A game pit bull terrier is the one to turn the trick. My strain combines good look and gameness." - Lloyd Swineford.
He was interested in dog shows as well. Swineford's King Paddy won first prize at Cleveland Fanciers Club Show in 1913! The pit bull terriers had no class there, and King Paddy, his son and half-sister, all competed with english bull terriers.
Lloyd Swineford: "I showed my stud dogs, King Paddy and Kelley, also my bitch Swineford's Queen, at Cleveland Fanciers Club show, Cleveland Ohio last month. These dogs were entered separate classes; no one dog in two classes. I'm pleased to announce that I was awarded three firsts, besides cash prizes. This was my first experience at a show. I thought I would just take a try at it to see how The Pit Bull Terrier stood with the general public. I find they are a strong favorite. Every body takes notice of the fighting dog.... Vinton Breese of New York city was judge of the Bull Terriers. He is well posted in both The Pit Bull Terrier and the English Bull Terrier. He handed me quite a compliment on King Paddy. He said for general conformation he is the best Pit Bull Terrier he ever saw."
Some of Swineford's breedings can be found behind Pete Donovan's dogs as well. Donovan's Black Queen was out of Swineford bred bitch, McKeon's Jane, that was by Swineford's Battle out of Swineford's Trix.
We can find L.A.Swineford's breedings behind famous Brown's Tacoma Jack (Smith's Butcher x Gardner's Queen Vic), that is known as foundation dog of Tacoma bloodline. Smith's Butcher's granddam, Howard's Dora was bred by Swineford. Dora was sired by Swineford's King Paddy, out of Swineford's Miss Mac.
But the main influence of Lloyd Swineford strain we see in Earl Tudor's Henry dogs.
Lloyd Swineford passed away on April 14, 1938. His impact in dog breeding will allways be remembered.